Authors: PEI Literacy Alliance
This is a report on the Summer Tutoring Program for Kids that runs during July and August every year in libraries, schools and community centres across P.E.I. The purpose of this program is to support the learning objectives of the school system by offering an alternative learning environment during the summer months. It gives children with reading difficulties a chance to maintain their literacy skills over the summer months and provides relevant summer career employment for qualified students. Tutoring is offered in French, English and English as an Additional Language.
This report consists of three parts: The first part includes a description of the program, its purpose, benefits, staffing, and supporters; the second part is the program coordinator's report for 2008; and the third part consists of parents' and children's evaluations of the program.
Best books and links for tutors to try!
Authors: Halifax Community Learning Network
This document contains a list of books, web sites and other learning tools that an adult literacy tutor would find useful. The resources have been organized according to subject such as math, early readers, spelling, etc. The Halifax Community Learning Network compiled this list of resources after hosting a series of Tutor Learning Circles in 2007. The Learning Circles were an opportunity for volunteer tutors to discuss materials that they had found useful in their work as adult literacy tutors.
Authors: Audrey M Thomas
This is a self-study evaluation kit developed to help programs examine their practice, reflect upon it and try to see how things could be done differently in the hope that this reflection would lead to action and improved programs.
The evaluation is a participatory process that: encourages objective evaluation of the program; encourages upgrading of program conditions; suggests areas for growth; enables coordinators to focus on needs of tutors and learners; provides opportunities to plan ahead; promotes group spirit and discussion; provides a tool for in-service development; and provides a basis for program funding proposals.
Authors: North Bay Literacy Council
The Arnie Stewart Individual Achievement Award is presented by Laubach Literacy Ontario at its annual conference.
The 2011 winner was not able to attend the conference, so he videotaped his acceptance speech, which was shared at the conference. In it, he thanks those who have helped him, including all his tutors, the people who nominated him for the award, and the North Bay Literacy Council.
Authors: Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO)
Laubach literacy programs have traditionally provided one-to-one tutoring. This document, prepared by Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO), describes how small-group instruction can be incorporated into a program without undermining the Laubach philosophy.
The authors discuss the benefits of working with small groups; outline factors that should be considered; and provide instructions for running a small group.
They have also included three instruction modules suitable for use with a small group and a section of resource material for training tutors to work with small groups.
Authors: Frontier College
For almost three years, Dani was a volunteer tutor in the Independent Studies program at Frontier College, where she acted as a classroom teaching assistant helping students in our three literacy classes to learn.
This is a tribute to Dani and a life well lived.
Authors: Dartmouth Learning Network
This video provides an introduction to the work of the Dartmouth Learning Network (DLN) in Nova Scotia, which provides academic classes and one-on-one tutoring for adults.
Learners describe how their work at DLN has not only improved their literacy skills, but also given them greater self-confidence.
The video includes interviews with DLN officials, who encourage both potential learners and volunteers to contact the network.
A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide
Authors: Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM)
"Demystifying Adult Literacy For Volunteer Tutors: A Reference Handbook and Resource Guide" is a compilation of some of this background information gathered from a variety of different sources.
Each section ends with a list of references from which the information is obtained.
This Reference Handbook and Resource Guide is intended as a 'tool' for new and more experienced tutors, to provide background information about:
- literacy itself, how widespread it is and why;
- volunteer tutors - roles and responsibilities, and what personal characteristics are helpful in your role;
working with adult learners, what they need, how they feel;
- developing the tutor/learner relationship and learning program.
Also provided are: a glossary entitled "Are you literacy literate?" which outlines various types of literacy programs, and clarifies many common terms within the literacy field; and an extensive Annotated Bibliography of resources available through Literacy Partners of Manitoba.
A Cross-Cultural Training Manual for Literacy Tutors, Volunteers and Practitioners
Authors: Canadian Centre on Minority Affairs
This document is a copy of a PowerPoint presentation made by the Canadian Centre on Minority Affairs during a workshop for literacy tutors, volunteers and practitioners.
The objectives of the workshop were: to assist tutors to better understand the culture values and beliefs of their clients as well as their own beliefs and values; to increase awareness of the impact of cultural differences on behaviors and expectations of clients and tutors, and; to identify ways in which tutors can improve communication with clients from diverse backgrounds to better achieve vocational rehabilitation objectives.
This manual chronicles the Lockeport and Area Family Learning Program`s experience in creating and implementing their family learning program.
It is designed for use by coordinators who wish to set up a family learning program in a rural area. Community services personnel and health outreach workers will also find this handbook helpful in understanding family literacy issues. The Handbook describes a family literacy program which was recently implemented in the rural Nova Scotia town of Lockeport. It provides a history of the program and a detailed description of the methods used by the program to attract learners and tutors. Additionally, it contains an outline of the methods used in this particular program to enhance family literacy.